“My practice is about understanding the critical components of each client’s business, including the core legal and market challenges they face, so I can best serve their needs.”
Eric Wallace serves as counsel in the firm with a practice in energy law, energy regulation and commercial transactions. Eric’s practice focuses on representing clients in the energy and renewable energy industries on licensing, commercial, consumer protection, technology acquisition, investment, and business development matters. Eric is licensed in Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia.
Eric represents utility-scale and distributed solar developers, community solar industry stakeholders, regulated utilities, competitive gas and electricity suppliers, renewable energy technology companies, and demand response providers. He regularly appears before state utility Commissions representing clients in administrative, rulemaking, and enforcement proceedings.
Prior to graduation, he clerked on white collar criminal defense matters, intellectual property litigation and medical malpractice defense engagements, and interned with Judge Henry E. Hudson, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. He also spent a summer studying Energy Law, Environmental Law, and International Law at the University of Cambridge.
At the University of Richmond Law School, he was awarded membership in the Order of the Coif and the McNeill Honor Society, and served on the Moot Court Board, Trial Advocacy Board, Client Counseling and Negotiation Board, and the Law Review. During his second and third years of law school, Eric helped research and draft numerous articles addressing energy and environmental issues published in various legal publications; he also co-authored an article published in the University of Richmond Law Review.
After finishing his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration at Washington & Lee University, and before embarking on his legal career, he worked for two years in the Washington, D.C. area for a software and services technology company.
Virginia State Bar – Administrative Law Section Board of Governors 2017-2021 (Secretary, 2021-2022)
National Regulatory Conference Planning Committee
Virginia Bar Association
Maryland Bar Association
District of Columbia Bar Association
Energy Bar Association
Richmond Bar Association
University of Richmond School of Law, magna cum laude, 2013
Washington and Lee University, cum laude, 2008
Virginia State Bar
Maryland State Bar
District of Columbia Bar
U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
Virginia Super Lawyers Virginia Rising Star (2019-2021)